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The Rural Environments Archive housed at the VRC (REA-VRC) highlights a unique and ever evolving collection of photographs collected by Associate Professor Richard Saxton and students of the Rural Environments Summer Field Program. REA contains photographs, videos, sound files, artworks and everyday documents that have been created by students throughout the Great Plains, Rocky Mountain West, and American Southwest regions. The collection currently presents vernacular landscapes, agriculture and new industries, as well as neglect, misuse and abandonment. Through capturing spatial, cultural and social realities REA-VRC offers a large variety of what makes up the rural environment.

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